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Cyclists' body calls for tougher doping sanctions

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Profesionnal cyclists have called for tougher sanctions for dope cheats, the sport's governing body has said, as it seeks to restore its reputation after the damaging Lance Armstrong drug scandal. 

A woman installs a logo of the International Cycling Union prior to a press conference announcing the decision about the fate of Lance Armstrong on October 11. Profesionnal cyclists have called for tougher sanctions for dope cheats, the sport's governing body has said, as it seeks to restore its reputation after the damaging Lance Armstrong drug scandal.

The International Cycling Union's (UCI) athletes commission made the recommendation after a three-day meeting in Switzerland which looked at ways of improving how the sport was run and boosting its tarnished image.

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